Cape Fear & Lake Park Boulevard Streetscapes

Carolina Beach, NC

Applied Expertise

  • Urban Design
  • Streetscapes
  • Transportation


To implement the Carolina Beach Master Development Plan, peter j. smith & company was commissioned to detail design a hierarchy of streetscapes in the central business district. The goal was to reinvigorate and rebrand the downtown as a visitor destination and promote revitalization through the development of a signature streetscape.

The “main street” streetscape promotes a unique character reflecting the heyday of the Town’s signature boardwalk utilizing a design character that reflects future modernism through a space-age fluid style. The identity of Carolina Beach is enhanced by custom designed stainless steel street furniture and light fixtures and in the elegant sand waves of the paving pattern. Technical considerations including circulation and the impact of hurricanes were addressed in all aspects of design development.


2009 Merit Award of Achievement for Unbuilt Design, NY Upstate Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects

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